September 15-16, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

kentucky women writers conference

Wild Women of Poetry Take to the World Wide Web

by Whitney Hale

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 23, 2015) — The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is trying something new for the 10th anniversary of its Wild Women of Poetry Slam. This nationally renowned all-women slam will open up its first round of competition to poets residing anywhere in the United States, who may submit a video of their spoken-word performance via the Internet through May 10.  

Finalists Announced for Prize for Women Playwrights

Short Story Writer, Novelist Ann Beattie to Headline Women Writers Conference

by Whitney Hale
(Jan. 22, 2015) — A friendship with novelist and new University of Kentucky faculty member Hannah Pittard led to Ann Beattie becoming keynote speaker for the 2015 Kentucky Women Writers Conference. The conference, which runs Sept. 11-12, will follow the publication of Beattie’s next book, "The State We’re In: Maine Stories," in August.

2011 readings: Jane Gentry and Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

The Stars with Accents readings, part 1, moderated by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer